- May 2, 2011
It's covered in plastic so I don't really get what is to appreciate in terms of a coloured gemstone?jstarfireb|1304406009|2910860 said:I like mystic topaz! But sadly, very few others on this forum appreciate it. I have an emerald-cut pendant and a checkerboard cushion ring, and I love the reflections of different colors from the stones!
Actually I'm probably one of the more accepting of treatments on the CS boards - I have no issues with heat-treatment at all and while I do wish Be treatments didn't exist (they don't do Be treating at all in Sri Lanka btw) because they're a bugger to ID, I totally get that it gives a lot of people who couldn't afford an unheated or heated stone something lovely in their price range.Lady_Disdain|1304430752|2911017 said:Pandora - most of us know your views on treatments, however not everyone shares them. As jstarfireb and dmakeupd say, they like the colours in mystic topaz, which is quite different from untreated gemstones. Good for them, as long as they are aware that it is a treatment (a fragile one at that) and pay accordingly.
You value rare, natural stones and spend your budget on a few great stones. Others go mainly by visual impact and spend their money differently. Some could say that you are wasting money - silly them. Others could say that jstarfireb and dmakeupd don't appreciate fine gems, which I would say is pretty snobbish. Lets each of us enjoy what we like best.
I admit I am not fond of coated topaz, but rock them on, girls!